Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-7H4 takes off from Hollywood Burbank Airport on September 16, 2020 in Burbank, California.
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Dallas-based Southwest on Monday stated it plans so as to add service at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Chicago O’Hare subsequent yr, two United hubs and the cities’ bigger airports. It marks a technique shift for the low-cost provider that has relied primarily on secondary airports in among the largest U.S. cities. Its operations in these cities are nonetheless centered on Houston’s Hobby Airport and Chicago’s Midway International Airport.
The shift comes as airways rethink their networks after the coronavirus pandemic devastated demand. Business journey has largely been absent, forcing carriers to concentrate on vacationers with seashore and different outside locations.
Southwest is not the one provider to sense alternative amid the lull in site visitors to once-congested airports. Chicago-based United is planning to return to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport after a greater than five-year absence in early 2021, CNBC reported final month.